Published: Sunday, February 21, 2016 11:41 pm|Updated: 12:17 am, Mon Feb 22, 2016. (With two images) Dodge Ram police trucks now cruising Magnolia’s streets Mike McNeill, publisher and editor magnoliareporter.com Posted in Local News on Sunday, February 21, 2016 11:41 pm. Updated: 12:17 am.|Tags: Magnolia Police Department, Dodge Ram, Police Truck, Parnell Vann, February 21 2016 Magnolians accustomed to generations of law enforcement officer driving Ford Fairlains and Crown Victorias– and more recently Dodge Chargers– may discover that the city’s latest authorities vehicles will take a little getting used to now. The City of Magnolia recently bought 4 2016 design Dodge Ram 1500 trucks for use by patrol officers– unique authorities packages with HEMI engines, four-wheel drive and 4 doors. Mayor Parnell Vann is confident that police will get 4 or 5 years of difficult use from the trucks. In the alternative, Vann believes that decommissioned authorities trucks will still find years of use in the city’s other departments. “Each year we talk throughout our budget (meetings) about requiring a truck in the parks department or trucks in the street department. If these trucks are not what we require, we have an usage for these trucks,” Vann stated. The Dodge Rams were acquired under a state contract for $23,475 per unit, or about $3,000 less than a cops plan Battery charger. The city didn’t buy any cops vehicles in 2015 and Vann doesn’t wish to purchase any next year– after which the mayor intends to get the city back into a regimen of buying two cars a year. “I available a patrol car for about $1,500 after we are through with them. With these trucks, we can de-sticker them and put them back in the city fleet. The book (value) on these trucks with 80,000 miles is $12,000 to $15,000. They are $3,000 less expensive on the front end on everything other that an Impala. Saving money on the front end and generating income on the back end is the reasoning,” Vann said. The trucks are geared up with prisoner c.
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A specifying quality of Australia’& rsquo; s national identity is the capability to grow in the face of adversity, as cricket terrific Matthew Hayden notoriously mentioned ahead of the 2007-08 test versus Sri Lanka. “& ldquo; You never desire an Australian with his back versus the wall,” & rdquo; he said. & ldquo; You put any 12 chaps together and you’& rsquo; ll get a task done. Whether it’& rsquo; s getting a bogged four-wheel-drive off the beach or standing in front of a cricket wicket and ensuring we’& rsquo; re in a dominant position. It’& rsquo; s the exact same dog, various leg action, so to speak.” & rdquo; When Matthew made his now frequently mentioned observation, he most certainly didn’& rsquo; t have the’country & rsquo; s transportation equipment market in mind. However in the face of a slowing economy and on-going political quarrel about the future of Australian manufacturing, it is now seeing a not likely revival in the truck making neighborhood. Scarred by lacklustre sales and shaken by the results of a fast-fading mining boom, the market has actually been tumbling toward the proverbial wall for the very best part of 2015, but instead of letting negativeness end up being the brand-new regular, it has actually found a method to turn hardship into chance –– or make use of a different leg, as Matthew would put it. With heavy truck sales all but stagnating, truck makers are now eyeing the light and medium-duty end of the market for brand-new development capacity, as recent data collected by the Australian Roadway Transportation Suppliers’ & rsquo; Association (ARTSA) confirm. The ARTSA figures show that new registrations for heavy cars with a GVM above 12 tonnes decreased 11 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014. Within that category, heavy trailers were down 20 per-cent and prime movers dropped 12 per cent, while heavy stiff registrations increased three per-cent. In the medium-duty category (4.5 to 12 tonne GVM), new registrations increased 4.8 percent compared to 2014 –– and once more, stiff trucks stuck out with a 6.4 per-cent increase. “& ldquo; We & rsquo; ve just be …
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